Capcom has provided a warning about phishing attempts posing as Resident Evil Village early access invites from unknown sources; recipients should delete those email correspondences immediately, according to the firm. This isn’t the first time con artists have preyed on adoring fans and pundits.
Ubisoft recently revealed a Far Cry 6 scam in which fake beta access information was sent to streamers and content creators via phishing emails. Until THQ Nordic and developer Experiment 101 announced the action-May RPG’s 2021 release date, Biomutant fans were attacked in a phishing scheme in January.
As a consequence, a common trend is that scammers are targeting fans of games with minimal information in the hopes of encouraging them to click on malicious phishing links by offering unique, and non-existent, bits of information and entry. Resident Evil Village, which hasn’t been seen in detail since the Resident Evil Showcase in January, is now at the forefront of a related scheme.
According to reports, Capcom has given a warning about an email scam that offers Resident Evil Village fans early access invitations. The sender’s address reads as “no-reply(at)capcom(dot)com”. These texts, however, are not from Capcom.
Anyone who receives such correspondence is advised not to answer, download files, or click on links, according to Capcom. Since the emails “appear to be phishing attempts by an unknown third party,” the only course of action is to remove them right away, according to Capcom’s comment.
At this time, it’s unclear how long the early access scam had been going on before Capcom became aware of it, so let’s hope no one was taken advantage of. These gaming-related phishing attempts are especially reprehensible, and they’re getting more unsettling as network protection issues grow.
In November 2020, Capcom was struck by a major ransomware attack, which resulted in a number of leaks concerning the company’s corporation, current ventures, and future plans. Since then, the publisher has acknowledged that the data leak was much worse than first thought, with records belonging to executives, associates, and clients being affected.